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Magnetospheric ULF Waves: Synthesis and New Directions, Volume 169

Kazue Takahashi (Editor), Peter J. Chi (Editor), Richard E. Denton (Editor), Robert L. Lysak (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-87590-434-4
359 pages
January 2006, American Geophysical Union
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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 169.

Ultra-Low-Frequency (ULF) waves pervade the magnetosphere, a region shaped by the Earth's magnetic fieid and filled with an ionized gas known as plasma. As a mechanism for interaction of particles with fields and as a diagnostic tool for probing the structure of the magnetosphere, ULF waves are a rich medium for research and discovery. With new spacecraft and computer simulations, and ground-based magnetometers and radar networks, we have recently expanded our capacity to analyze ULF waves on a global scale with unprecedented precision. Magnetospheric ULF Waves: Synthesis and New Directions presents state-of-the-art information on ULF waves, and their effect on space weather, from three vantage points:

  • Excitation and propagation
  • Interaction with plasma and energetic particles
  • Magnetospheric diagnostics

Scientists, researchers, and students working in space physics, magnetospheric physics, atmospheric physics, climatoiogy and aeronomy will find this book an important resource for current and near-future investigations of the Sun-Earth relationship.

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Preface
Kazue Takahashi, Peter J. Chi, Richard E. Denton, and Robert L. Lysak vii

Introduction
K. Takahashi, P. J. Chi, R. E. Denton, and R. L. Lysak 1

ULF Waves—A Historical Note
B. J. Fraser 5

ULF Waves From the Ionosphere to the Outer Planets
Margaret Galland Kivelson 11

Magnetospheric Plasma Processes During a Sudden Commencement Revealed From a
Global MHD Simulation
Shigeru Fujita and Takashi Tanaka 31

Global MHD Eigenmodes of the Outer Magnetosphere
Andrew N. Wright and Ian R. Mann 51

MHD Eigenmodes in the Inner Magnetosphere
Dong-Hun Lee and Kazue Takahashi 73

Theoretical Aspects of Kinetic and Inertial Scale Dispersive Alfvén Waves in Earth’s Magnetosphere
R. Rankin, C. E. J. Watt, K. Kabin, R. Marchand, J. Y. Lu, and A. Degeling 91

Multi-Satellite Observations of ULF Waves
Martin Volwerk 109

ULF Waves at Very High Latitudes
M. J. Engebretson, J. L. Posch, V. A. Pilipenko, and O. M. Chugunova 137

Waves and Instabilities in a Rotating Environment
K. M. Ferrière  157

A Review of ULF Interactions With Radiation Belt Electrons
Scot R. Elkington 177

Electromagnetic Ion Cyclotron Waves in the Magnetosphere
B. J. Fraser, T. M. Loto'aniu, and H. J. Singer 195

Interaction of EMIC Waves With Thermal Plasma and Radiation Belt Particles
Richard M. Thorne, Richard B. Horne, Vania K. Jordanova, Jacob Bortnik, and Sarah Glauert 213

Using Electron Phase Space Density Signatures to Identify the Electromagnetic Waves Responsible
for Accelerating Relativistic Electrons in Earth’s Magnetosphere
J. C. Green 225

ULF Waves and Auroral Electrons
C. C. Chaston 239

Ionospheric Signatures of ULF Waves: Passive Radar Techniques
F. R. Fenrich, C. L. Waters, M. Connors, and C. Bredeson 259

Ionospheric Signatures of ULF Waves: Active Radar Techniques
T. K. Yeoman, D. M. Wright, and L. J. Baddeley 273

Resonant Cavities and Waveguides in the Ionosphere and Atmosphere
R. L. Lysak and A. Yoshikawa 289

Magneto-Seismology Using Spacecraft Observations
R. E. Denton 307

Remote Sensing the Magnetosphere Using Ground-Based Observations of ULF Waves
C. L. Waters, F. W. Menk, M. F. Thomsen, C. Foster, and F. R. Fenrich 319

ULF Waves in Planetary Magnetospheres
Karl-Heinz Glassmeier and Jared Espley 341

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